Gov. Doug Ducey recently called for an Arizona Border Strike Force: more manpower and resources to curtail the cartels and expand on the work of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
Arizona Week Friday goes to the U.S.-Mexico border to look at how law enforcement agencies work to secure Southern Arizona.
On the program:
- Lorraine Rivera rides along with DPS patroling near a busy drug smuggling corridor in Pinal County. “It’s a whole different ballgame from when I first started,” said Aurelio Aranda, a sergeant with the Arizona Highway Patrol.
- Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada speaks with AZPM’s Nancy Montoya about the challenges of working on the border.
- Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels says his area became a hotspot for drug and human smuggling when the federal government tightened security on other border regions.
- The Buzz: Guest host Christopher Conover joins reporter Nancy Montoya to run down the latest border news.